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Cruisin’ Dads: Special Moments

Cruisin’ Dads: Special Moments

This photograph is of my son Marcus and my husband Dan on our March 2012 Southern Caribbean cruise on the MS Westerdam. They were on the bow of the boat as we were pulling in to Curacao. My husband always makes sure that our son gets these kind of experiences when we travel. This cruise…   read more of “Cruisin’…”

Rudi’s Father’s Day Recipe: Lobster Macaroni

Rudi’s Father’s Day Recipe: Lobster Macaroni

What are you cooking up for Father’s Day? How does Lobster Mac & Cheese sound? Enjoy this delicious recipe courtesy of our very own Chef Rudi! INGREDIENTS: Cream Sauce: 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) salted butter 1/4 pound white or sweet onion, very finely minced 5 cups heavy cream 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/8 teaspoon…   read more of “Rudi’s…”

Cruisin’ Dads Photo Caption Drawing

Cruisin’ Dads Photo Caption Drawing

Holland America Line fans, we want to hear your best “dad” cruise stories. Send in your favorite photo from your cruise and caption it with your “dad” story! We want to hear from everyone — sons, daughters, dads, granddads, wives of dads… Submit your photo and caption to the blog by Tuesday, June 19 and…   read more of “Cruisin’ Dads…”

Celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

Celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

Last week HAL’s UK team gathered to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, a four-day extravaganza marking Queen Elizabeth II’s 60 years on the throne, with lots of Union Jacks.

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Love Your Oceans

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Love Your Oceans

Today is World Oceans Day, so we share with you our love for the oceans on which we sail, our commitment to support sustaining those oceans and our love for Norway, where this beautiful photo was taken. Nicole Eastman Youth Staff ms Ryndam

Greetings on Memorial Day

Greetings on Memorial Day

In observance of the U.S. national holiday Memorial Day, we will not be posting today. We will return tomorrow with more great Holland America Blog content.

Early Mother’s Day Surprise

Early Mother’s Day Surprise

I was vacationing on the Eurodam, and my parents are currently on the Rotterdam. We found out that we would be in port together in Rome, but my parents had already booked a full day shore excursion, as they wanted time to see the Vatican and Sistine Chapel, which my dad had not seen before….   read more of “Early…”